New York Methodist Hospital Recognized by NYSERDA for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Oct 22, 2007

New York Methodist Hospital Recognized by NYSERDA for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Date: 10/22/2007

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently recognized New York Methodist Hospital for the Hospital''s energy efficient upgrades and measures taken that will significantly reduce the Hospital''s energy consumption.New York Methodist Hospital also received a $560, 00 incentive that helped to defray the costs of installing two new, high efficiency dual-stage absorption chillers. These chillers will help to reduce the Hospital''s energy demand by 1, 90 kW and save $234, 00 annually. 

Additionally, New York Methodist Hospital was one of three hospitals to be honored with a plaque that lauds their efforts on energy efficiency projects that will reduce load demand during peak summer hours. 

Paul D. Tonko, president and CEO of  NYSERDA said, "Governor Spitzer has laid out an ambitious energy plan to reduce our State''s electric consumption by 15 percent by 2015. The awards presented today will not only help to meet that goal, but allow the hospitals to redirect funds into vital healthcare services."

"New York Methodist Hospital is serious about making our facility as energy-efficient as possible, not only to support our current needs but to build a greener, more energy-efficient foundation for our future growth,  says Richard Lagnese, vice-president of facilities management at New York Methodist Hospital.

For more information about New York Methodist Hospital''s energy efficiency efforts, please call the Department of Public Affairs: 718 780-5367.